Mrs Barnard, one of our oldest patients, was recently supplied with a prosthetic limb. She was 91 years old when she lost her leg below the knee. She has always been a strong and healthy lady; however, due to poor blood circulation, gangrene started to form in her lower right leg.
After receiving a below-the-knee amputation, she was able to recover. Unfortunately, Mrs Barnard had to receive another through-the-knee amputation after the infection came back 6 months later. She survived her second amputation. Shortly after the amputation her gallbladder was also removed.
Today, one year after her first amputation, above all expectations, Mrs Barnard is walking step–by-step with her walking frame and prosthetic leg. Her general health and emotional well-being is fantastic. Mrs Barnard surprised and impressed us all! Well done Mrs Barnard!